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Zoomdata Raises $1.1M in Funding, Launches Big Data Visualization App

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the budding company, “Big data visualization startup Zoomdata, Inc. today announced the launch of its new real-time big data stream visualization application.  Zoomdata empowers business analysts to easily connect to and continuously process streams of real-time big data, and drive live-updating data visualizations on tablet…

Venture Capital Turning to Data Analytics for Wise Investments

by Angela Guess Christina Farr of Venture Beat reports, “A Moneyball-style revolution is taking place in venture capital. Just as the renegade general manager of the Oakland A’s flouted assumptions about baseball and replaced gut feelings and outdated statistics with more effective quantitative analysis, a new breed of venture capital firms are throwing out their Magic…

Getting a Grip on Big Data

by Angela Guess Zac Unger has written an article in The Atlantic regarding the struggle to get a hold on Big Data. He writes, “By the standards of a decade ago, each one of us probably owns two or three supercomputers. And with all that raw power comes the ability to gather massive amounts of…

Big Data: Consider Focusing on Small Data First

by Angela Guess Matthieu Blit of Health Works Collective recently opined that it’s not the size of the data that matters but how you manage it. He writes, “What really underlies the ‘Big data’ topic and what’s really interesting and worth attention, especially for small practices and independent physicians, is not the ‘big’ in ‘Big…

Data Governance: Embracing Change

by Angela Guess Jim Harris of Data Round Table recently discussed what he calls the “unsettling truth about data governance. He begins with a quote: “People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.” Harris explains, “I’m certain Ralph Waldo Emerson wasn’t describing the disruptive nature…

Big Data: The Possibilities

by Angela Guess Andrew Nusca of ZDnet reports, “We know what it is; sure. (Well, if you cut through the marketing hype.) And some of the more technically inclined among us know how it works. But what about the possibilities? Right now, it’s too early to be absolutely sure. We can guess, but we just don’t…

7 MDM Best Practices

by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently shared seven best practices for Master Data Management. He writes, “Master Data Management (MDM) is the process of establishing and implementing polices, standards and tools for administering data that’s most essential to an enterprise, including information on customers, employees, products and suppliers. ‘When we talk about master…

Facebook Open Sources Corona

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Facebook is at it again, building more software to make Hadoop a better way to do big data at web scale. Its latest creation, which the company has also open sourced, is called Corona and aims to make Hadoop more efficient, more scalable and more available by re-inventing…

Obama’s Data Crunchers

by Angela Guess Michael Scherer of Time Swampland reports, “In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49. The women were far and away the single demographic group most likely to hand over…

Drowning in Data

by Angela Guess Bob Evans has written an article for Forbes regarding how much bigger Big Data is bound to get. He writes, “If you think we’ve got Big Data problems now—with ‘only’ about 9 billion devices connected to the Internet—what’s the situation going to be like when that number soars to50 billion at the end…